EYC Foundation seeks to support exceptional students that have a passion for the maritime world, a love of life on the water, a respect for the marine environment and a dream of a lifetime career in the industry.
Today’s successful Marine & Maritime Scholarship program was designed to enhance EYCF’s Career Expo mission. Wheras the Expo is about helping students discover the countless possibilities for careers in the industry, the scholarship program is about supporting students that have made their decision and are on their way to making those careers happen.
Originally known as MAST (MArine Skills Training) Scholarships, the program was launched in 2015. That first year, 5 students were each awarded $700 per semester. Eight years later, in 2023 the program grew to 12 students that were initially promised $2000 for the school year. Thanks to a generous donation from a Friend of the Foundation, EYCF was able to surprise recipients with news that their second semester award doubled to $2000.
Scholarship recipients that have completed their schooling and certifications are thriving all over the word today.
Help make a student’s dream come true
Hails from: Adamstown, MD
Caleb studies Naval Architecture at Webb Institute in New York. After completing his undergraduate studies, he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in naval architecture at the University of Michigan or Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently considering a career in either ship design with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, in Maryland, or in commercial maritime salvage.
Hails from: Riva, MD
Luke studies Composite Boat Building at the Landing School in Maine. After his first year at the Landing School focusing on composite boatbuilding, he plans to study yacht design or marine systems during his second year, before launching a long-term career in the marine industry, in the marine trades, as a yacht designer, or even owning his own business.
Hails from: Annapolis, MD
Julia studies Marine Science at the University of Delaware. After completing a degree in marine science, she wants to help communities tackle marine environmental challenges, including marine pollution and ecosystem sustainability, such as the health of the blue crab and oyster populations on the Chesapeake Bay.
Hails from: Falls Church, VA
Zachary studies Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy. While earning an undergraduate degree in marine transportation and earning an unlimited tonnage deck officer’s license, he will be considering career options as a Coast Guard officer, a ship’s officer on a commercial ship, or working in the yachting industry.
Vessel Operations & Technology
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Senior Chris Grieves is the recipient of the Stephen Voorhis Memorial Scholarship. Chris’ childhood dream was to be the person that designs and builds boats. His love of the water started early; in high school he worked as a riverboat deckhand. His passion has led him to pursuit of a dual degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Webb Institute. We can’t wait to see where Chris and his fellow scholarships recipients go with their marine and maritime dreams.